Best Starter Weapon in Terraria Journey’s End

With Terraria Journey’s End officially out, tons of new players are trying out the game for the first time. Old school Terraria players are also coming back out of hiding to give the new and final update a shot. It’s been a huge weekend for Terraria, and the game broke its concurrent user record on Steam. In this starter guide, we’ll show you how to get the Best Starter Weapon in Terraria Journey’s End.

Best Starter Weapon in Terraria Journey’s End

  • Blood Rain Bow

The new update added over 800 craftable items to the game, many of which are weapons. That’s a ton of new weapons to sort through, and it can be a lot of information for new players. If we had to pick one best starter weapon in Terraria Journey’s End, it would be the Blood Rain Bow.

This weapon is found by fishing up and killing enemies, specifically the Wandering Eye Fish, during the Blood Moon Event. It is a new ranged pre-hardmode early game weapon that functions just like the Daedalus Stormbow.

Best Starter Weapon in Terraria Journey's End

The Blood Rain Bow has a very low chance to drop from the Wandering Eye Fish, but it’s worth trying to farm because of how powerful it is. Its stats are:

  • Blood Rain Bow
    • 14 Ranges Damage
    • 4% Critical Strike Chance
    • Very Fast Speed
    • Very Weak Knockback
    • Rains Blood from the Sky
    • ‘Reign in Blood’

Firing this weapon turns your arrows into blood arrows, which shoot down vertically, similar to the Daedalus Stormbow. The 14 damage might seem low, but because of this Blood Rain mechanic, it’s much higher. Using this weapon would serve you well in your pre-hardmode loadouts for bosses like Cthulu, Eater of Worlds, and maybe Skeleton.

Did you know you can check out a Secret Seed World in Terraria Journey’s End?

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Cole Andrews

Cole is a lifelong PC gamer who loves FPS, RPG, and MMO games. The first PC game that got him hooked was the Counter-Strike beta in 1999. He has thousands of hours in all of the old-school Blizzard games like Starcraft, Warcraft, and Diablo.

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